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        02-01-2013, 10:26 PM
      #31
    Weanling
    I just wanted to say that I think your boy is adorable, and I am very sorry for the things that are happening to you. I think you have some good advice on here, though!
         
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        02-01-2013, 10:38 PM
      #32
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by existentialpony    
    I just wanted to say that I think your boy is adorable, and I am very sorry for the things that are happening to you. I think you have some good advice on here, though!
    Thanks! Ya im working on it. My fiance and I are looking for property in idaho orgeon or washington but we can't afford much. A small cabin with 10 acres would be perfect tho :) I have way to many animals lol
         
        02-04-2013, 10:23 PM
      #33
    Foal
    As a state licensed Equine Animal Cruelty Investigator I would say, This horse is in good condition with a body score of 4-5 he could gain a little weight but if he has a naturally athletic build then he is going to look like this no matter what you do. Look up the Hieneke (sp) body score chart and if they persist then show it to them and explain instead of arguing with them ( not saying you are but I know how city folks can be) how it works and that he is in good weight. Educate the uneducated and teach them about horses.
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        02-04-2013, 11:00 PM
      #34
    Started
    From were your boy came form yes he looks great, I do think he could gain a few more lbs but that will come with time. I would tell your neighbors that you take theses animals from terrible conditions and hopefully that will shut them up. If worst comes to worst put a fly blanket on him, from the road they can't see a thing
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        02-05-2013, 10:16 AM
      #35
    Green Broke
    Post your property. Be sure to do that. Especially along her boundary and the road. Then there is NO DOUBT.

    Would be awesome to get video of her trespassing with Posted signs in the video. LOL
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        02-05-2013, 12:38 PM
      #36
    Foal
    Your boy looks much better than when you first got him. He could use a bit of muscle in his back end, but other than that he looks good.

    Now for the neighbor I would go to the police and file a harassment charge against them. I would also let them know that the neighbor is taking it upon themselves to go onto your property when no is home and you are concerned for your animals.
    I have a neighbor who tries to make my life hell, but his days are numbered and when it all comes crashing down on him he is going to wish he never said a thing about my rooster. Oh and I am allowed to have 48 roosters if I wanted, fully agricultural land. The guy is just someone who tries to control what is done on other peoples properties.
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        02-05-2013, 01:30 PM
      #37
    Weanling
    Ok thanks everyone! I went and seen him the other day and he looks sooooo much better his ribs are almost covered and he has a mane for once in his life! Tail is still really short though. He is doing much better out at the ranch. His mane is so long and thick :) I spent months putting stuff on it to make it grow and then he was moved to the ranch and doesnt get as much attention but he looks wonderful.
         
        02-06-2013, 06:57 PM
      #38
    Foal
    You can try adding pure corn oil to his grain everyday. Start off with only 1/4 cup then bump it up 1/2, then to 3/4 then to a whole cup. Do it over a couple of weeks so he doesn't get the runs. Or you can try Cool Calories. It adds calories with out making them nutty with energy.
    I've use both at the same time to try to bulk up rescues. It works. :)

    Danielle
         
        02-06-2013, 08:06 PM
      #39
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JeepnGirl    
    You can try adding pure corn oil to his grain everyday. Start off with only 1/4 cup then bump it up 1/2, then to 3/4 then to a whole cup. Do it over a couple of weeks so he doesn't get the runs. Or you can try Cool Calories. It adds calories with out making them nutty with energy.
    I've use both at the same time to try to bulk up rescues. It works. :)

    Danielle
    He was on corn oil but I read a lot of bad stuff so now he gets flax seed oil or wheat germ oil.
         

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